BUFFALO, N.Y. — A New York state trooper faces manslaughter charges in the February 2022 mass shooting in Buffalo.
The state attorney general’s office announced Monday the indictment of police officer Anthony Nigro IV. He has been charged with murdering James Huber after a car chase and has pleaded not guilty.
Officers pursued Hoover for speeding and reckless driving on Interstate 90 around Buffalo, but eventually stopped after Hoover left the highway.
The Negro eventually found Hoover’s car near the intersection of Washington Street and East Eagle Street. The attorney general’s office said Negro used a weapon to shoot and kill an unarmed Hoover. Huber died at the scene.
If convicted, Mr. Nigro could face up to 25 years in prison. In New York, the Attorney General’s office is required to investigate whenever an on-duty or off-duty police officer kills a person.